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A Gig’s A Gig chronicles a year of gig-going in London and beyond. Brand New Guy lives in South London and is in his 40s. He hopes you enjoy this year in music too. As Neil Young once said, “Live music is better.”

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  1. Paul Dionne permalink
    February 2, 2010 5:24 pm

    Guy has a gig blog, Guy has a gig blog….

    • Nan permalink
      February 3, 2010 3:41 am

      Don’t you be pickin’ on the Guy guy, Paulie.

      Good on ya, Guy. Quite electic tastes for a 40-something. 🙂

  2. The Suit permalink
    February 21, 2010 5:01 pm

    Well into his 40s!

    I see I missed the Jack Rose tribute. Nevermind

    We need to get some more tickets sorted…

  3. March 13, 2010 11:09 pm

    And a blog’s a blog, too!

    Keep on bloggin’!

    ps – thanks for the link!

  4. Jules permalink
    March 17, 2010 1:23 pm

    I’ve only just found your site Guy and I’m bloody impressed by both the amount of gigs you go to, and by the quality of the writing. Keep it up, me laddo!


    • brandnewguy permalink*
      March 17, 2010 4:27 pm

      Thank you, kind sir…. keep on reading 🙂

  5. Jules permalink
    March 17, 2010 1:25 pm

    P.S. Mary Epworth is HOT!

  6. surfer-joe permalink
    April 22, 2010 7:43 am

    Ye see yon birkie ca’d a lord
    Wha struts an’ stares an’ a’ that
    Tho’ hundreds worship at his word
    A gig’s a gig for a’ that…

    With apologies to Rabbie.

    • brandnewguy permalink*
      April 22, 2010 8:57 am

      LOL – that was one of my grandmother’s favourite quotes. She must have learned it when she lived on Islay between the ages of 4 and about 12… the family are still remembered at the Bunnahabhain distillery as her father was the bonded warehouseman 🙂

  7. nathan barleycorn permalink
    May 29, 2010 1:57 pm

    hi there, I wanted to send you an email, drop me a line as to the best way, love the blog!

    • brandnewguy permalink*
      May 29, 2010 2:16 pm

      Hi there,

      I’ve dropped you a line ‘offblog’ 🙂

  8. June 3, 2010 2:43 pm

    Are you only doing this for a year – i like your blog?

  9. brandnewguy permalink*
    June 3, 2010 3:09 pm

    Hi Matt, Glad you like it 🙂 I might do it for more than a year, but I’m commitment-phobic, so who knows 🙂

  10. rubixruncible permalink
    June 7, 2010 4:10 pm

    Hi, I’m Allan and I work in the Press dept. for an independent label in South London. I noticed you featured one of our artists on your site and wanted to say hello! We’ve got some great artists playing London fairly soon, so if you’d like to get a guestlist spot so you can have a look/listen and maybe feature some stuff on your blog please get in touch. x

  11. Andrew Byrom permalink
    August 8, 2010 11:18 am

    Guy, nice site. I tried to do something similar in the late 90’s, though struggled with the writing.

    • brandnewguy permalink*
      August 8, 2010 11:53 am

      Thanks, Andrew. Yes, it’s a bit of a commitment, but I’m enjoying it so far. I’ll see if I feel the same by the end of the year 🙂

  12. Adam Porges permalink
    December 26, 2010 2:25 pm

    Nice site Guy and favourited 🙂

  13. January 26, 2011 4:24 pm

    Hello Guy. Just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed your blog. Will you be continuing it this year? If not, can you be found anywhere else on the web?

    • brandnewguy permalink*
      February 4, 2011 5:14 pm

      Thanks, Helene 🙂 I decided just to do the blog for a year and it ended up taking too much time as it was, so no, that’s it. But I have got a new (occasional) blog The Riddles Of Aldhelm, which will include a lot of music stuff. Will you be Memory Banding at the Slaughtered Lamb next week?

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